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Hafsah learns about...the Swiss Guard

Today Hafsah is going to tell us about the Swiss Guard. What are they, Hafsah?

The Swiss Guards are the people who guard the Pope and protect him from the……world?

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April

The Sistine Chapel

Inside Vatican City, after seeing the immense St. Peter’s Basilica, we exited the church onto St. Peter’s Square again. We were right outside the entrance into the Pope’s private quarters. 689 more words

History

The Vatican City and St. Peter's Basilica

Attached to Rome is the smallest country in the world – the Vatican.

Vatican City is the centre of modern Christianity and the official home of the Pope, but as a non-Christian I was more interested in the history and the decadence of this microstate than the actual reason for its existence. 998 more words

History

A handsome man in a fancy garment. Papal Swiss Guard

Common knowledge says that they must fulfil certain conditions to be accepted into this force. This is true. Recruits must be single, between 19 and 30 years of age and at least 174 cm tall, Catholic and of Swiss citizenship. 253 more words

Did You Know?

The Pope Speaks

While I was doing my research before our trip to Italy, I discovered that it was possible to get tickets to an audience with the Pope in Vatican City and that one of those opportunities would occur while we were in Rome. 567 more words

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